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Santorini Assyrtiko Grande Reserve

SANTORINI ASSYRTIKO GRANDE RESERVE

APPELLATION: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Santorini

TYPE: White dry wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Assyrtiko (100%)

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Tasting Note

From 100 year old vines and aged in French barriques for 12 months, this wine features a golden colour and a huge bouquet of toast, peach, bay leaf, honey, golden apple, spice, resin and purple flowers. The same flows over onto the taste buds where Assyrtiko’s telltale crystalline/saline acidity carries the long finale.

  • Vine parcels at Akrotiri village where the oldest vines of Assyrtiko can be found.

    Age of vines: 100+ years

    Planting density: 2,000-2,300 plants per hectare

    Yield per hectare: 3,000 Kg

    Harvest: handpicked on 20 August. Humid summer cause the slow maturation of the grapes (2015 vintage).

    Classic white vinification. Skin contact method for 6-8 hours in low temperature. After careful pressing and the beginning of the fermentation in stainless inox tanks, the must is filled in oak barrels for the completion of the fermentation. Batonnage every two days for one month approximately.

    Maturation: 2 years total (12 months in 225Lt medium toast French oak barrels 2nd – 3rd fill and 12 months in the bottle)

  • 2016 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    14.0 3.15 6.8 3.5

     

    2015 Vintage / 8,000 bottles produced

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    14.0 3.15 6.8 3.5

     

    2014 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    14.8 3.11 6.12 3.8

     

    2013 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    14.7 3.16 5.43 4.1

     

    2012 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    14.9 3.11 6.1 3.5

  • 2015 Vintage

    CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 2018 – SILVER

    THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE ΑND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2018 – GOLD & BEST DRY ASSYRTIKO WINE OF THE COMPETITION

    TEXSOM IWA 2018 – BRONZE

    ROBERT PARKER’ S WINE ADVOCATE (June 2018) – 92 points 

     

    2014 Vintage

    CERVIM – MONDIAL DES VINS EXTREMES 2017 – GOLD

    CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN 2017 – GOLD

    THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE ΑND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2017 – GOLD

    ROBERT PARKER’ S WINE ADVOCATE (June 2017) – 95 points 

    WINE AND SPIRITS (Year’s Best Greek Wines – August 2017) – 90 points

     

    2013 Vintage

    TEXSOM INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2016 – GOLD

    CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN 2016 – BRONZE

    WINE SAVVY, EVAN SAVIOLIDIS – 92 points 

    “This wine is a worthy successor to the fabulous 2012! Full bodied, this oak aged Assyrtiko exudes toast, peach, pineapple, citrus, red apple, honey, anise and bay leaf. The palate is a combination of cream and acidity with a brilliant finale. Singular superb Santorini!” (ES)

     

    2012 Vintage

    CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN 2015 – GOLD & SPECIAL PRIZE

    THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2015 – GOLD

    WINE SAVVY, EVAN SAVIOLIDIS – 92 points 

    “I have the highest respect for this co-op, which represents close to 1000 growers as it always turns out bang for the buck wines. But now they have taken it to the next level with the introduction of this beauty, which blew me away! From 100 year old vines and aged in partial new oak, it features a golden colour and a huge bouquet of toast, peach, bay leaf, honey, golden apple, spice, resin and white flowers. The same flows over onto the taste buds where Assyrtiko’s telltale crystalline/saline acidity carries the long finale. A wild ride in the best possible sense!” (ES)


    Michael Godel aka GODELLO

    “Here Assyrtiko of an aroma never before nosed, like a bleed of fresh concrete, minerals under a computational microscope focused on the sense of smell. Like a wreath of dried white roses. This is an elixir of immortality, a nectar of gods and demigods….This is the Greek equivalent of Bordeaux Blanc, a Grand Cru Classé in the guise of Santorini. Drink 2017-2027″ 

    http://godello.ca/2015/07/06/getting-into-greece/ 

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WINE ADVOCATE June 2017_Santorini Assyrtiko Grande Reserve 2014

Date: August 17, 2012
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